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Tomorrow’s supermarket just round the corner

The biggest Chinese e-commerce retailer, Yihaodian, have announced their plans to launch 1,000 virtual supermarkets, with the first two opening in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. These supermarkets do not actually stock any products and to the naked eye the shelves remain empty. Using augmented reality technology, shoppers will be able to use their smartphone to see pictures of available groceries (of...

12 · NOV ·20120

Life, liberty and the pursuit of bandwidth

Ok, so I stole the title from an unrelated blog I read the other day; I thought it was rather funny, as well as apt for what I want to discuss. Over the last two decades the world has been gripped by the internet  revolution.  I would argue it’s become more disruptive in international development than the combustion engine, as  in...

6 · JUL ·20110

Mobile providers join forces to create joint platform for “Wave to Pay” technology

Over the next few years we may well be paying for our goods by using our mobile phone. This is a concept that has been around for a while, and now  looks as though it’s finally happening. Over the last fortnight Orange/ T-Mobile , Vodafone and O2 have agreed to create a single platform to support mobile transactions. This step...

4 · JUL ·20110